Normally, the Golden Globes is a highlight of awards season. Celebrities galore. Wall-to-wall red carpet coverage. More-than-a-bit tipsy acceptance speeches. However, after last year's revelations about the sponsoring group, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association took rightful hits for its lack of representation (no Black members at all in the previous version), and it's no surprise that this year's Golden Globes winners event earned little attention.
Despite the group's efforts to reform its image – new minority members being voted in, support for initiatives to diversify the industry – it's going to be awhile, if ever, for the HFPA to regain its previous footing, and the NBC broadcasts which kept it in the limelight for decades.
It's still worth noting, though, what films, filmmakers, and actors won the prizes Sunday night, as it may indicate what will be awarded at the upcoming SAG and Academy Awards. Regardless of what one thinks of the HFPA, these are all worthy movies to add to your viewing queue.
Below is the full slate of what won on the movie side (plus a link to Golden Globes winners for both movies and television).
Golden Globes Film Winners - 2021
- Motion Picture – Drama – "The Power of the Dog" (Netflix)
- Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical – "West Side Story" (20th Century Studios)
- Lead Actor – Drama – Will Smith – "King Richard" (Warner Bros.)
- Lead Actor – Comedy or Musical – Andrew Garfield – "Tick, Tick…Boom!" (Netflix)
- Lead Actress – Drama – Nicole Kidman – "Being the Ricardos" (Amazon Studios)
- Lead Actress – Comedy or Musical – Rachel Zegler – "West Side Story" (20th Century Studios)
- Supporting Actor – Kodi Smit-McPhee – "The Power of the Dog" (Netflix)
- Supporting Actress – Ariana DeBose – "West Side Story" (20th Century Studios)
- Director – Jane Campion – "The Power of the Dog" (Netflix)
- Screenplay – Kenneth Branagh – "Belfast" (Focus Features)
- Original Score – Hans Zimmer – "Dune" (Warner Bros.)
- Original Song – Billie Eilish – "No Time to Die" (United Artists Releasing)
- Animated Feature – "Encanto" (Walt Disney Pictures)
- Foreign Language Film – "Drive My Car" – Japan
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